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John McCormick
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    journalist semi-retired, 1980 - present
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rancher, heavy equipment mechanic, journalist, author, and physicist
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    Ancient greek literature, philosophy of science, chemistry, macroeconomics
  • Northeastern University
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But the question is, which one is the dog bed?
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It seems that all beds are dog beds, and in our case right now, cat beds. They are beautiful, John, they can have any bed they like.
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A friend of mine just published a non-fiction book explaining how people make mistakes in asking for advice and giving guidelines for how and who to ask for advice.

Raul's company Vivisimo developed the software used to search all of the .gov sites.

Advice is for Winners: How to Get Advice for Better Decisions in Life and Work: Raul Valdes-Perez: 9780615709208: Amazon.com: Books
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some articles and stories are showing up in advance of the official November launch of perihelion.
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My article about doing science on the Web as it appears in the first issue of Perihelion Science Fiction Magazine
http://www.perihelionsf.com/article_2.htm
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Thanks Alan, that's the new Sci-Fi magazine.
You can republish my pieces there after 6 months.
Just too busy to write much right now.
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Someone told me the other day that
they get their news from CNN.

I try watching it but it
has almost no actual news unlike
online independent sites such as newsblaze and thesop.

CNN seems to cover mostly entertainment,
fluff, and silly season stories.

Today, with multiple wars going on, the ongoing collapse of the world economy now passing through Europe, and
hundreds dying daily in Syria, CNN
spent a lot of time covering the
plight of an illegal teenage alien whose
lawyer couldn't count and got her
back to Mexico a day too late to renew
her access to America. Sad for the
family who now has to pay awful legal
fees for the lawyer's mistake, but
this is NEWS? No, this is from some PR
firm promoting the lawyer.

It is so sad to see the same magazines in
European versions carrying actual news while
they cover silly stories in the U.S. version.

I stopped writing for Post-Newsweek
because I was ashamed for
my profession. Even the local press club
is nothing but a charity drive ignoring
the very real need to help bring along a
new generation of real reporters.

Too bad. When CNN, Time, and Newsweek started they
covered actual news about 90%
of the time. Now you are more likely to see dog and cat stories out of their New York office.

Sure most Americans are uneducated and don't really want to understand what happens outside their fantasy TV world but eventually the whole country and most of the world will have to pay for their ignorance or I wouldn't get upset by it.
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I used to like CNN, but then they decided that when something happened, they would beat it to death, ad nothing else was important until they;d finished doing that. Unfortunately, a lot of it was garbage.

Then they gave stupid pundits more time than they deserved, so they could spout their nonsense that had no logic behind it.

Finally, I gave up on CNN.

The death of a young dinosaur.

sad. - Wake up Ted Turner - what are you doing, man?
+Erick Erickson whats happening over there?
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We've revived pulp SF with professional writers and editing but free online access. From lurid cover art to science features and original stories please check us out. Free SF is a great deal. Perihelion SF full content free at perihelionsf.com. No signup, no mailing lists. Let us know what you think.
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I'm writing for the new online science fiction magazine perihelionsf.com. It includes science features, fiction stories, crosswords, pulp-style art work and graphic novels. Free and regularly refreshed, it is the rebirth of a great publication from 20 years ago. Contributors are paid but the online publication is free.
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Perihelion, the free "new" PULP Sfi-Fi e-zine has now launched.

Check out the fantastic cover! Capt. Sexxina Lazerlite negotiates a close escape from the clutches of the alien swarm. Cover by Jason Yungbluth.

http://www.perihelionsf.com/
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A bit of background on the new publication.

Perihelion began as a fanzie at Long Island University in November, 1967 and featured some well-known writers including Dean Koontz.

It is being restarted as an e-zine by the original founders Sam Belloto Jr. and Eric M. Jones.

Perihelion will feature a new format geared to the Web age. Instead of being published once each month, each article will be posted for a month and new articles/stories will be added as they are available.
http://www.perihelionsf.com/editorial.htm
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Perihelion, a new Sci-Fi/science e-zine is starting up in November. I've contributed the first science article, who wants to have their Sci-Fi story published?
http://www.perihelionsf.com/
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don't bother with email, they never respond, most likely their filters also block most direct email.
Public - 7 months ago
reviewed 7 months ago
Despite the other "review" they have an A+ bbb rating. I've dealt with them off and on for 30+ years both buying from them and selling back later at a profit. Never had more than minor problems quickly resolved and the quality closely reflects the descriptions.
Quality: ExcellentAppeal: ExcellentService: Excellent
Public - 10 months ago
reviewed 10 months ago
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